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Renting Space at the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museum

APK Building

The Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, located at 395 Whittier Street in downtown Juneau, Alaska, houses the State Libraries, Archives, and Museum (LAM), a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

The first floor of APK features the galleries of the Alaska State Museum, a lecture hall, classroom, and cafe. On the second floor resides the Alaska State Libraries and the Research Center where the public may access the Historical Collections and State Archives.

An elegant, clerestory atrium provides upward vistas of the mountains surrounding downtown. Access to all levels and featured areas is available via a grand staircase or elevator. Balconies located on the mezzanine level and second floor overlook the atrium floor.

Free access to the parking garage, located underneath the facility, is available to building visitors and guests.

Coffee, breakfast, and lunch are available from Raven Cafe during regular business hours.

Spaces available for public and private rental include the:

If you are renting any of the the above spaces after hours, you may also add an exclusive viewing of the museum galleries at an additional cost.

Please submit the online rental inquiry form to inquire about booking, check availability, and receive rental cost estimates. Alternatively, a printable rental inquiry form may be scanned and emailed to apkrentals@alaska.gov or delivered to the LAM Administrative Office at 395 Whittier.

Questions? Call (907) 465-2929 or email apkrentals@alaska.gov

Atrium

The atrium is a 42-foot high, clerestory space with a grand staircase surrounding a life-sized eagle-nesting tree. The atrium floor features a terrazzo inlaid floor with a scale map of the northern hemisphere delineating Alaska. Glass walls, railings, art glass balusters, and a 14-foot diameter art glass wall medallion entitled Glass Pond complete this beautiful open space.

Amenities

  • 9 hand-crafted Pacific Yew benches provide seating in the space
  • Restrooms located on levels one and two
  • 10 duplex electrical outlets
  • Staircases and elevator connect all levels of the atrium and parking garage
  • Coat racks
  • Mezzanine

Dimensions

  • First Floor of Atrium: 2,090 sq ft., 22’W X 95’L
  • Mezzanine Balcony overlooking Atrium: 1,048 sq ft., 8’W X 131’L
  • 2nd floor Balcony overlooking Atrium: 1.024 sq ft., 8’W x 128’L
  • 2nd floor Sky Bridge: 384 sq ft., 16’W x 24’L

Capacity

  • 240 standing room
  • 175 seated, auditorium-style
  • 80 seated, round tables

Food and Beverage Service

Other Requirements

Renters must provide their own equipment and furnishings: tables, chairs, a/v equipment and projector screens, sound system, podium, microphones, easels, risers, staging, hand trucks, cars, extension cords, power strips, etc.

Lecture Hall

The lecture hall has two entry points from the atrium. It is acoustically detailed with wood-paneled walls and carpeting to enhance sound quality.

Amenities

  • 2 wall-mounted projection screens and projectors
  • Podium
  • Control booth with sounds, projection, and lighting controls
  • TV/radio broadcast capability with KTOO
  • Wi-Fi
  • Curtains at the back of the room to block out lights from the atrium and control booth
  • A volunteer room to the west of the lecture hall may be used as a green room. The volunteer room has a sink and counter.
  • Stackable chairs and rolling tables

Dimensions

  • 1,036 sq ft., 37’W x 28’D

Capacity

  • 150 standing room
  • 120 seated auditorium-style
  • 60 seated classroom-style

Food and Beverage Service

  • Not permitted in lecture hall

Other Requirements

  • Arrangements to use A/V equipment must be made in advance. The renter's technician must meet with the Building Manager and IT staff in advance to receive orientation training and pre-approval to use the control booth and A/V equipment.
  • Renter is responsible for setting up and taking down tables.

Classroom

The classroom has one entry from the atrium. Prior to use, renters are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the building manager to test A/V equipment, connectivity, and receive building manager contact information.

Amenities

  • 48" wall-mounted monitor with HDMI cable connection
  • Wi-Fi
  • Adjustable lighting
  • 12' cork board
  • Counter and bar sink
  • Vinyl covered floors
  • Stackable chairs and rolling tables
  • 4 duplex outlets

Dimensions

  • 575 sq ft., 23’W X 25’D

Capacity

  • 30 standing
  • 24 seated, classroom-style
  • 20 seated, workshop

Food and Beverage Service

  • Food: Permitted
  • Alcohol: Not permitted

Other Requirement

  • The renter must provide their own computer or video projector that connects by HDMI cable to use the monitor in the classroom.
  • Projectors and screens are not provided.

Museum Exhibit Galleries

Private viewing or tours of the museum exhibits may be added to the rental of the APK Building atrium or lecture hall outside of regular business hours for additional fees.

Amenities

Awe‐inspiring exhibits of incredible and irreplaceable objects provide guests with a special opportunity to learn about Alaska’s pre‐history, Native people, Russian American history, maritime history, natural resource use, WWII involvement, and more. Changing exhibits feature the work of contemporary artists. Science on a Sphere, a six-foot diameter animated globe, provides a unique perspective on global issues, Earth science, and space exploration. Interactive display monitors and the Discovery Room offer hands‐on opportunities to explore facets of Alaska history a little deeper and appreciate Alaska history, art, and culture through creative play.

Capacity

  • Permanent Galleries: 350 standing
  • Group tours with a docent: 40 maximum
  • Changing Galleries: 150 standing
  • Science on a Sphere Gallery: 45 seated

Food and Beverages

  • Not permitted

Other requirements

Added Museum Protection and Visitor Services staff, in addition to building management and security staff, when the museum exhibit galleries are opened.